Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Atom smasher will help reveal 'the beginning'


GENEVA — The world's largest atom smasher threw together minuscule particles racing at unheard of speeds in conditions simulating those just after the Big Bang — a success that kick-started a mega-billion dollar experiment that could one day explain how the universe began.

Scientists cheered Tuesday's historic crash of two proton beams, producing three times more force than researchers had created before and marking a milestone for the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider.

"This is a huge step toward unraveling Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 1 — what happened in the beginning," physicist Michio Kaku told The Associated Press.

"This is a Genesis machine. It'll help to recreate the most glorious event in the history of the universe."

Tuesday's smashup transforms the 15-year-old collider from an engineering project in test phase to the world's largest ongoing experiment, experts say. The crash that occurred on a subatomic scale is more about shaping our understanding of how the universe was created than immediate improvements to technology in our daily lives.

Magnitude 6.6 Quake Off Coast of India

What Happened the Monday After Palm Sunday?

by Dr. Paul M. Elliott, President, Teaching The Word Ministries

"...Jesus cleansed the Temple. He made it a fit place for prayer and worship. Then He taught in the Temple once He had cleansed it. Once there was the proper setting, once Jesus had removed the distractions of the marketplace and the money-changing, the people could listen attentively to Him.

You Are God's New Covenant Temple

The same is true for us as believers today. God no longer lives among His people in the Old Covenant tabernacle or temple made with hands, above the mercy seat. Jesus Christ has come. He has died. He has risen. He has gone into the Holy Place in Heaven once for all, and placed His own blood upon the Heavenly mercy seat of which the tabernacle's mercy seat was only a type. The New Covenant is now in effect.

And Jesus Christ is no longer on earth in the flesh. He said to His disciples, I am going back to Heaven, but I will not leave you comfortless. I will send another like Myself, God the Holy Spirit. He will live in you. This Temple, this physical edifice, will soon be destroyed. Instead, you will be My temple. You will be the temple of the Holy Spirit, and He will teach you all truth.

On Passover, Israel concerned over world standing

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press – Mon Mar 29, 10:51 am ET
JERUSALEM – Nearly one out of every two Israelis thinks the country's international standing is poor following Israel's most serious crisis with the United States in decades, according to a poll published Monday on the eve of the Passover holiday.

As Jews around the world were making last-minute preparations for the spring festival — which marks the biblical story of the Hebrews' exodus from Egypt — a poll in the Maariv daily showed increasing concern following the open rift between the governments of the world's two largest Jewish centers.

The U.S. and Israel are at odds over Israeli construction in east Jerusalem, the section of the holy city claimed by the Palestinians. The U.S. is demanding that Israel halt building to facilitate peace talks. Israel says it can build anywhere in the city.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pope calls for reorganisation of world financial systems

From The Independent Catholic Network

At midday today in the Vatican's Clementine Hall the Holy Father received members of the Union of Industrialists and Businesses of Rome.

Opening his remarks to them with a reference to the current economic crisis, the Pope noted how it has "sorely tried the economic and productive systems of various countries. Nonetheless, it should be faced with trust because it can be considered as an opportunity for the revision of development models and the reorganisation of global finance, a 'new time' - as it has been described - of profound reflection".

Benedict XVI then went on to recall how in his own social Encyclical 'Caritas in veritate' he had encouraged the world of "economics and finance to focus on the person, whom Christ revealed in his profoundest dignity. Moreover, while recommending that politics not be subordinate to financial mechanisms, I encouraged the reform and creation of an international juridical and political order (adapted to global structures of economy and finance) in order more effectively to achieve the common good of the human family. Following in the footsteps of my predecessors, I underlined that the increase in unemployment, especially among young people, the economic impoverishment of many workers and the emergence of new forms of slavery require that access to dignified work for everyone be a priority objective".

Barack Obama’s humiliation of Israel is a disgrace

From The Telegraph:

I wrote recently about Barack Obama’s sneering contempt for both Israel and Great Britain. Further confirmation of this was provided today with new details emerging regarding the President’s appalling reception for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House earlier this week. As Adrian Blomfield reports for The Telegraph:

Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of tense talks to have supper with his family, it emerged on Thursday. The snub marked a fresh low in US-Israeli relations and appeared designed to show Mr Netanyahu how low his stock had fallen in Washington after he refused to back down in a row over Jewish construction in east Jerusalem...

Israelis & Hamas Clash in Gaza

Israelis, Palestinians Reported Killed in Gaza Clash (Update1)

By Calev Ben-David and Saud Abu Ramadan
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- At least two Palestinians were killed by Israeli artillery fire in the Gaza Strip, a Gaza medical official said, following media reports that two Israelis were killed by a roadside bomb.

At least three Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire, emergency medical services chief Mo’aewya Hassanein said in a phone interview. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in the explosion, al-Jazeera television reported, without providing further details. Another three Israelis were wounded, al-Arabiya television reported.

The clash erupted after the explosion of a roadside bomb targeting an Israeli patrol on the Gaza border, Gaza’s al-Aqsa radio reported. An Israeli army spokeswoman said she could not comment on the reports

North Korea Suspected of Torpedo Attack on S. Korean Vessel

South Korean navy ship sinking, North suspected: report

Cho Mee-young and Kim Miyoung

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean naval ship was sinking on Friday after possibly being hit by a North Korean torpedo and several sailors were killed, South Korean media reported.

A South Korean warship later fired at an unidentified vessel toward the north, indicating a possible attack, and the South's presidential Blue House was holding an emergency security meeting, the Yonhap news agency said.

"The ship appears to have begun sinking after an explosion at the rear of the ship," Yonhap quoted the South Korean Navy saying in a statement. "We have been unable to find the exact cause of the incident as of this moment."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

DNA identifies new ancient human dubbed 'X-woman'

By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News

Scientists have identified a previously unknown type of ancient human through analysis of DNA from a finger bone unearthed in a Siberian cave.

The extinct "hominin" (human-like creature) lived in Central Asia between 48,000 and 30,000 years ago.

An international team has sequenced genetic material from the fossil showing that it is distinct from that of Neanderthals and modern humans.

Details of the find, dubbed "X-woman", have been published in Nature journal.

Ornaments were found in the same ground layer as the finger bone, including a bracelet.

Professor Chris Stringer, human origins researcher at London's Natural History Museum, called the discovery "a very exciting development".

The discovery raises the intriguing possibility that three forms of human - Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and the species represented by X-woman - could have met each other and interacted in southern Siberia.

Pope Now Under Fire For US Abuse Cover Up

Pope Benedict faces child abuse cover-up queries BBC NEWS

Questions are being raised about whether Pope Benedict was personally involved in covering up a case of child sex abuse by a Roman Catholic priest.

Documents seen by the New York Times newspaper allege that in the 1990s, long before he became Pope, he failed to respond to letters about a US case.

Fr Lawrence Murphy, of Wisconsin, was accused of abusing up to 200 deaf boys.

Defending itself, the Vatican said US civil authorities had investigated and dropped the case.

For more than 20 years before he was made Pope, Joseph Ratzinger led the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith - the Vatican office with responsibility, among other issues, for the Church's response to child abuse cases.

Allegations that the Church sought to cover up child abuse by Catholic priests in Europe have haunted the Vatican for months.

See also Pope Under Fire For German Church Sex Scandal

Jordan: Israel is playing with fire


King Abdullah says Netanyahu gov't "must decide if it wants conflict or peace."

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's king warned Israel in a rare public rebuke that it is "playing with fire" with its settlement policy, and said in comments published Thursday the Jewish state must decide whether it wants peace or war.

"We have warned repeatedly that Israel is playing with fire," King Abdullah II said in an interview published with local newspapers.

The comments from Abdullah, whose country signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, underscore the Jordanian leader's frustration with recent Israeli announcements of new housing for Jews in east Jerusalem.

Israel "must decide if it wants conflict or peace," The Jordanian monarch said, adding that if it is indeed peace, then Israel must take "tangible actions" toward ending settlements and returning to negotiations with Palestinians.

"People are fed up with an open-ended process that does not lead to results," Abdullah said.

A two-state solution was the "only solution" to the crisis, the king said, warning that if no progress is made toward peace soon, then a new cycle violence will erupt for which "the whole world will pay the price."

The Quake of Passover

Matthew notes the "resurrection earthquake" twice in his Gospel...

Matthew 27: 51And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"

Matthew 28: 1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vatican investigates Bosnia 'apparition' of Virgin Mary

By Mark Lowen BBC News, Belgrade

The Vatican has announced a commission to investigate claims that the Virgin Mary appears on a daily basis in a town in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Six children first reported the apparition in the town of Medjugorje in June 1981.

However, the sightings have not yet received official recognition from the Catholic Church.

The 20-strong commission will report to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the top doctrinal body.

For almost 30 years, the Virgin Mary has been said to appear daily in Medjugorje, dressed sometimes in a grey dress and veil and sometimes in gold, crowned with stars and floating on a cloud.

Climategate: two more bricks fall out of the IPCC wall of deceit

Climategate: two more bricks fall out of the IPCC wall of deceit – rainforests and polar bears by Gerald Warner, The Telegraph

Firstly, a new study, funded by Nasa (which may be feeling the need to rehabilitate itself post-Climategate) has revealed that the ridiculous claim in the notorious IPCC 2007 report that up to 40 per cent of the Amazon rainforest could be drastically affected by even a small reduction in rainfall caused by climate change, so that the trees would be replaced by tropical grassland, is utter nonsense.

...An even bigger tear-jerker was the plight of polar bears, bolstered by carefully cropped photographs of lonely bears stranded on fast-melting icebergs, doomed to extinction. That is the second brick that has fallen out of the IPCC wall. The official legend is that polar bears are threatened with extinction by global warming. The IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group, which has bought into global warming in a big way, has claimed that, of the 19 sub-populations of polar bears (13 of them in Canada, home to 60 per cent of polar bears), eight are declining, three are stable, one is increasing and there is insufficient data on the remaining seven.

Marian Apparitions Or Encounters of The Third Kind?

Best selling author L.A. Marzulli examines the Fatima apparitions and offers an explanation for these events that is out of this world...literally:

"...the events in Fatima might have been what I have come to call, a Harbinger of Deception. Many witnesses claimed to have seen a disc-like object, in front of the sun. Most of the people who were in the field that day, had their world view rocked, as what they experienced was outside anything in their paradigm and world view. With all due respect to the Catholic church and those who believe it was Mary of the Bible that appeared so long ago, let me say this. What happened in Fatima parallels the modern UFO phenomena in many ways. In my opinion, the events that took place were a harbinger, a forerunner of the deception that will come upon the whole earth in these last days. remember 70 thousand people had their world view turned upside down that day. What will happen to yours when a 2 mile wide craft reveals itself? Will you believe the lie? Will you fall for the Alien Gospel - that they created all life on this planet, established the worlds religions, were responsible for the miracles in the Bible and are now back at this critical juncture in human history to help us?"
See more on The Vatican and Alien Life and Mary of Rome .

US Rebukes Israel

President Pokes God in the Eye by Terry James

...The news story in question - the one that no doubt will be analyzed and dissected by those who study Bible prophecy from a literal perspective - is excerpted here:

A widely predicted crisis between Israel and the United States upon Benjamin Netanyahu taking office as prime minister finally erupted this weekend.

"U.S. President Barack Obama did not hold back in condemning the humiliation caused to Joe Biden with the Israeli announcement of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem during what was supposed to be the vice president's friendly visit to Israel.

Instead of accepting Netanyahu's partial apology and letting bygones be bygones, Obama issued a stern warning to the Israeli prime minister and is now demanding that he take "specific actions" to show he is "committed" to the U.S.-Israel relationship and to the peace process itself. (My sincere thanks to John Stettin for providing the articles excerpted in this commentary: "Netanyahu Must Choose between Ideology and U.S. Support," Haaretz - Israel News, http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1156251.html)."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton relayed a message to the Israeli prime minister in a lengthy phone conversation, during which, it was reported, Netanyahu scarcely got in a word edgewise. And the castigation of the Israeli leader continued from those within the U.S. presidential administration. It is clear - to me, at least - that the Obama administration has been waiting for just the right moment to manufacture a crisis in the matter of Israel constructing housing in east Jerusalem. The leverage the American government can bring against Netanyahu and the Israeli government is obvious.

There is no one, in terms of national entities, to stand with Israel against the threat from Iran, other than the United States. America alone supplies fuel and spare parts for Israel's air force, as well as the warning signals for any missiles that might be headed Israel's way. So, Prime Minister Netanyahu is confronted by a dilemma: Either go along with the American presidential administration and accept whatever Mr. Obama dictates to appease Israel's enemies, or suffer loss of American support regarding Iran. He is expected by the world powers-that-be to embrace whatever the international community - led by Barack Obama - thinks might be good for the "Roadmap to Peace."

Pope Under Fire For German Church Sex Scandal

German Church Scandal Widens By VANESSA FUHRMANS WSJ

REGENSBURG, Germany— Four priests and two nuns who once worked in the Regensburg diocese of Pope Benedict XVI's native Bavaria are being investigated on allegations of sexual abuse from decades ago, the diocese said, the latest reports in a growing scandal surrounding the Catholic Church in Germany.

The allegations, some of which have already been cited by the diocese and in media reports over the past two weeks, are among hundreds of claims of child sexual abuse that have emerged recently in Catholic institutions in Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe.

The allegations from Regensburg have held particular attention because most stem from boarding schools tied to its renowned 1,000-year-old Domspatzen choir, which the pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger, directed for nearly 30 years. Msgr. Ratzinger, 86 years old, hasn't been implicated in any allegations and has said he was never aware of such reports during his tenure from 1964 to 1993. Pope Benedict XVI, who over the weekend apologized to victims of an abuse scandal within Ireland's Catholic Church, has come under criticism for not specifically addressing the wave of allegations in his native Germany, where he was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982 before heading to the Vatican.

See also: Church abuse scandal reaches pope's brother & The German archdiocese led by the future Pope Benedict XVI ignored repeated warnings in the early 1980s

Netanyahu, Obama to meet over Israeli housing dispute

From CNN:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday, as the allies remain at odds over Israel's plan to build new housing on disputed land in East Jerusalem.

The leaders will meet two weeks after Israel announced the planned construction of 1,600 apartments in a disputed area claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. That announcement came during Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel and has strained ties between Netanyahu's government and the Obama administration, which is pushing for new talks to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Scientists Successfully Embed Silicon Chips Inside Human Cells

From Popular Science:

Scientists have already created mini-cyborgs out of living cells and semiconductor materials, but now biological cells can also contain tiny silicon chips.

Those silicon chips could become future intracellular sensors that monitor microscopic activities, deliver drugs to target cells or even repair cell structures, according to Nanowerk.

Experiments found that living human cells can ingest or receive injections of silicon chips and continue functioning as usual for the most part. More than 90 percent of chip-containing HeLa cells -- the first immortal human cell line derived from a poor, cancer-stricken woman – still survived a week after receiving their silicon loads.

Seventeen Indonesia volcanoes on alert

BANDUNG, Indonesia, March 19 (UPI) -- Seventeen of 18 volcanoes in Indonesia are on alert status and emitting toxic gas, a federal monitoring agency said.

The mountains are safe to visit as long as tourists stay at least a half-mile away from the gas-producing craters, Indonesia's Volcanology and Geology Hazard Mitigation Center said.

The alert status is the second level of a three-level system of warning. The Ibu volcano in West Halmahera is the only one of the 18 volcanoes at the lower No. 3 standby level, Antara news reported.

Mount Talang in Sumatra and Mount Karangetang in Sulawesi are the most recent volcanos to have their status raised to alert.

Other Indonesian volcanoes on alert include Krakatoa, Bromo, Kaba, Anak, Slamet and Lokon.

Iceland Volcano Awakens From 200 Year Slumber

Hundreds Evacuated as Volcano Erupts in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- A volcano in southern Iceland has erupted for the first time in almost 200 years, raising concerns that it could trigger a larger and potentially more dangerous eruption at a volatile volcano nearby.

The eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull (AYA-feeyapla-yurkul) volcano, located near a glacier of the same name, shot ash and molten lava into the air but scientists called it mostly peaceful. It occurred just before midnight Saturday (2000 EDT, 8 p.m. EDT) at a fissure on a slope -- rather than at the volcano's summit -- so scientists said there was no imminent danger that the glacier would melt and flood the area.

TV footage showed lava flowing along the fissure, and many flights were canceled due to the threat of airborne volcanic ash. After an aerial survey Sunday, scientists concluded the eruption struck near the glacier in an area that had no ice.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blair Courts Controversial US Pastor Rick Warren In Bid To Unite Faiths

From Christian Research Network

Tony Blair is preparing to launch a “faith offensive” across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations. With Afghanistan and Iraq casting a shadow over his popularity at home in Britain, Blair’s focus has increasingly shifted across the Atlantic, to where the nexus of faith and power is immutable and he is feted like a rock star…

According to the annual accounts of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, a UK-based charity that promotes cohesion between the major faiths, the foundation is to develop a US arm that will pursue a host of faith-based projects. The accounts show that his foundation has an impressive – and, in at least one case, controversial – set of faith contacts. Sitting on some £4.5m in funds as of April last year, mostly gathered through donations, it is now well placed to make its voice heard.

The foundation’s advisory council of religious leaders includes Rick Warren, powerful founder of the California-based Saddleback church. It attracts congregations of nearly 20,000 and is reportedly one of the largest in the US. Warren, who has addressed the UN and the World Economic Forum in Davos, has been named one of the “15 world leaders who matter most” and one of the “100 most influential people in the world”…

Blair’s [own] status is such that he is now called on to sprinkle stardust at religious gatherings, such as a speech he delivered at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Even his autobiography, The Journey, for which he was paid a £4.6m advance, appears to be aimed at the US market…

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Interfaith Service & Unity Centered on Prayer

At Contemplative Outreach LTD, Father Thomas Keating, et.al., promote silence, solitude and service through interfaith contemplative spirituality. From the website:

"The intent of Contemplative Outreach is to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer.
...The source of Centering Prayer is the Indwelling Trinity. Its practice consists of responding to the call of the Holy Spirit to consent to the Divine presence and action within.

The Divine presence affirms our basic core of goodness made in the image of God.
The Divine action is the process of transformation in Christ which inspires and deepens our consent."

Contemplative Outreach, LTD aims to bring a global oneness:
At the heart of each local community are Centering Prayer groups, which make up local chapters. The local chapters, in turn, support regional groups, which together create a global community of oneness in silence.

Contemplative Outreach claims over 40,000 followers, over 120 active contemplative chapters in 39 countries and teaches over 15,000 people the practice of Centering Prayer.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Violent clashes erupt in East Jerusalem as synagogue reopens

The Guardian

Hamas begin 'day of rage' as US envoy postpones visit in protest over settlement policy

Israeli-Palestinian tensions erupted into violence today with clashes in East Jerusalem as the US postponed a visit by its Middle East envoy in protest at Binyamin Netanyahu's settlement policy.

Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement, announced a "day of rage" after Monday's reopening of a synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City, clearly seeking to focus international attention on the issue.
The rival Fatah movement also urged Palestinians to flock to the al-Aqsa mosque, the most sensitive of

Muslim sites in the divided city. Buses transporting worshippers were turned back.

Israel's Ynet website reported 49 Palestinians injured in confrontations with Israeli paramilitary border guards. Masked rioters burned tyres and threw stones. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets.

Magnitude 4.4 quake rattles Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck near Los Angeles on Tuesday, awakening residents but causing no apparent damage in the second largest U.S. city, the U.S. Geological Survey and witnesses said.
Police at the epicenter of Pico Rivera, 11 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the light quake.

It hit at 4:04 a.m. local time (1104 GMT) and lasted a few seconds, rousing many from their beds and prompting local television stations to issue bulletins. The quake was at a depth of nearly 11 miles on the Whittier fault.

Home to 10 million people, Los Angeles County had its last strong earthquake in Northridge in 1994, which killed some 60 people.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Quartet condemns Israel

Report: U.S. vows to halt Israeli building in East Jerusalem by Haaretz Service and News Agencies

U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell promised Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the U.S. will bring a halt to Israeli building in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian official told the newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi on Saturday.

"In a telephone conversation, Mitchell said the U.S. would make sure Israel stops building in the area," the Palestinian official told the London-based Arabic daily newspaper.

...In addition to the U.S. condemnation of Israel's announcement, the Quartet of Middle East peacemakers also condemned on Friday Israel's announcement approving new construction in east Jerusalem.

"The Quartet condemns Israel's decision to advance planning for new housing units in east Jerusalem," the statement said. "The Quartet has agreed to closely monitor developments in Jerusalem and to keep under consideration additional steps that may be required to address the situation on the ground."

"Unilateral action by the Israelis or Palestinians cannot prejudge the outcome of (peace) negotiations and will not be recognized by the international community," the statement said.

"The Quartet will take full stock of the situation at its meeting in Moscow on March 19," the statement said.

Friday, March 12, 2010

105 Countries Meet For Interfaith Dialogue

From The Republic of the Philippines 12 March 2010 - Representatives from 105 countries will take part in the Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMMM) on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace and Development that the Philippines is hosting from March 16 to18.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary and NAM National Organizing Committee Secretary General Rafael E. Seguis said the SNAMMM, to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center, highlights the Philippines' leading role in interfaith dialogue worldwide.

"The SNAMMM is the biggest inter-governmental meeting in recent years, and the first of its kind ever to be hosted by the Philippines. It aims to promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation to cultivate a culture of respect, tolerance, understanding and harmony among people of different faiths, cultures and religions," Undersecretary Seguis said.

Over 105 delegations have already confirmed their attendance in the SNAMMM, including 24 foreign ministers and 19 deputy ministers from NAM member and observer countries and guest organizations.

See more on The Rise of the Fourth Kingdom.

Satanism, Murder and The Vatican

Satan Enthroned in Vatican? Malachi Martin by Marie Henrie

(for henrymakow.com)
Former vatican insider Malachi Martin's asserted that a "Satanic Enthronement ceremony" took place in the Vatican in 1963.

The result of this ritual meant the Vatican manifested what clerics referred to as the 'Superforce."

Martin had first made reference to a diabolic rite held in Rome in his 1990 non-fiction best-seller about geopolitics and the Vatican, The Keys of This Blood, p 632 where he wrote:

"Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishops' chancelleries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the 'superforce.' Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI's reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to 'the smoke of Satan, which has entered the Sanctuary'... an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican.

Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia --rites and practices-- was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts of satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel's rites."..

These allegations have largely gone unnoticed, possibly because Martin was so crafty in his descriptions that he might even have been referring to the coronation of Pope Paul VI. But he revealed much more about this alleged ritual in one of his last works, Windswept House: A Vatican Novel (1996).

In this story, he vividly described a ceremony called "The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer" held in St. Paul's Chapel in the Vatican, and linked with concurrent satanic rites here in the U.S., on June 29, 1963, barely a week after the election of Paul VI.

See also Chief exorcist says Devil is in the Vatican .

Groundbreaking Interfaith Conference at Nazareth College

Interfaith Understanding Conference brings together multiple generations and internationally renowned speakers

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nazareth College in Rochester, NY is honored to announce it will be home to the groundbreaking 2010 Interfaith Understanding Conference (IUC), being held April 11 – 13. This will bring together multiple generations of peacemakers and interfaith leaders from across the country, as well as representatives of major interfaith organizations such as the Interfaith Alliance, the Parliament of World Religions, and the North American Interfaith Network.

...Speakers representing five major world religions will encourage participants to explore critical issues of diversity by highlighting eight major themes: next generation, stories of faith, women's interfaith leadership, LGBT and religion, religious stereotypes and prejudices, global interfaith coexistence, business and ethics, and environmental and social justice.

Pope to visit Evangelical Lutheran Community of Rome next Sunday

Vatican City, Mar 11, 2010 / 05:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This coming Sunday afternoon the Holy Father will pay a visit to a Lutheran Church in Rome. The much anticipated appearance is the fruit of an invitation made in 2008 on the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's visit there.

The Evangelical Lutheran Community of Rome "is glad that Pope Benedict XVI, bishop of our city, accepted to participate in our worship," said the church's pastor, Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse on the community's website.

According to SIR News, the community said it "sees in the visit of the Bishop of Rome a sign of more mature and stronger ecumenical relations" which, it added, has become "standard practice" through the years.

"For Pope Benedict, ecumenism is a fundamental objective of his pontificate," the Lutheran community noted, saying that the Ponitff is aware that to approach unity, "concrete gestures" are needed to "grab the heart and shake consciences."

The Lutheran community also pointed out on its website that it is not the first time the Pope will visit the sanctuary. As a cardinal, the Holy Father went to the Lutheran Church of Rome in 1998 to debate on the theme "Personal perspectives: ecumenical experiences, positions and expectations" with the Lutheran Bishop of Berlin, Wolfgang Huber.

Chief exorcist says Devil is in the Vatican

From The Times Online

Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorcist.

Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon".

He added: "When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI in 1972] in the holy rooms, it is all true – including these latest stories of violence and paedophilia."

He claimed that another example of satanic behaviour was the Vatican "cover-up" over the deaths in 1998 of Alois Estermann, the then commander of the Swiss Guard, his wife and Corporal Cedric Tornay, a Swiss Guard, who were all found shot dead. "They covered up everything immediately," he said. "Here one sees the rot".

Chile: The Earthquake That Acts Like a Volcano

Much like a volcanic eruption that can last for weeks or even months, The earthquake zone in Chile continues to ring with aftershocks. Over 315 magnitude 4.0+ quakes have rocked the region since the 8.8 magnitude quake on February 27, 2010.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Does the Lord Require of His People?

From Mike Ratliff Christian Research Network:

With the takeover of the visible church by the “Innovation Cult” pragmatism is the rule. This pragmatic approach to ministry is lead by some men who have become blinded to the truth of what God requires of all those who are called by His name. They are blind because they, being in spiritual darkness with hardened hearts, are bent on their man-centered, man-made methodologies; i.e. doctrines of men. The fruit of this is well represented by Rick Warren’s “deeds not creeds” slogan for all this really consists of is works righteousness.

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See also: Regeneration and Spiritual Growth

Virgin Mary Appears On The Cover Of Time Magazine

Time Magazine takes a look at the embrace of Roman Catholicism's model of the Virgin Mary by Protestants...

...In a shift whose ideological breadth is unusual in the fragmented Protestant world, a long-standing wall around Mary appears to be eroding. It is not that Protestants are converting to Catholicism's dramatic exaltation: the singing of Salve Regina, the Rosary's Marian Mysteries, the entreaty to her in the Hail Mary to "pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death." Rather, a growing number of Christian thinkers who are neither Catholic nor Eastern Orthodox (another branch of faith to which Mary is central) have concluded that their various traditions have shortchanged her in the very arena in which Protestantism most prides itself: the careful and full reading of Scripture.

Arguments on the Virgin's behalf have appeared in a flurry of scholarly essays and popular articles, on the covers of the usually conservative Christianity Today (headline: The Blessed Evangelical Mary) and the usually liberal Christian Century (St. Mary for protestants). They are being preached, if not yet in many churches then in a denominational cross section—and not just at modest addresses like Maguire's in Xenia but also from mighty pulpits like that at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church, where longtime senior pastor John Buchanan recently delivered a major message on the Virgin ending with the words "Hail Mary ... Blessed are you among us all."

See why the Mary of Rome is not the Mary of Jesus here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rick Warren and Bill Hybels Promote Brian McLaren & Emergent Non-Theology

Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio explains the beginnings of the Emerging infection on Evangelical's as a whole.

Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and Bob Buford are critiqued in regard to their business model style of "how church is done." This model paved the way for these large bodies to support the Emerging church in Doug Pagitt, Dan Kimball, and Brian McLaren.

You can find Kimball's PDF and interview, along with a direct link to Extreme Theology here:


Brian McLaren has had his articles posted at the resource for pastors (pastors.com) by Rick Warren... thus lending his credibility and endorsement of McLaren's viewpoint. Brian McLaren has recently and openly admitted (he is the king of postmodern double-talk) that he rejects the following:

he denies the fall of man;
Christs penal substitutionary atonement;
the inerrancy and authority of scripture;
and Christs return in glory to judge both the living and the dead.

McLaren is dangerous and was unleashed on the unsuspecting evangelical crowd through Willow Creek conferences and Youth Leader conferences. His heresies were imported by pastors of like mind into the church I use to attend but finally had to leave after almost 12-years.

Where is your discernment Church!

See also Unmasking The Church Growth Dealers .

Purim 2010 Marked with Signs In The Heavens

This year, Purim began at sundown February 27, 2010. On February 28, 2010 NASA reports:

SPECTACULAR ERUPTION: A spectaular eruption is underway on the sun. SOHO is tracking a bright CME billowing upward from the vicinity of the sun's north pole: movie. Imagery from NASA's STEREO spacecraft show that this is a farside eruption, tilted away from Earth. Stay tuned for updates.

SOLAR CONJUNCTION: Looking for Jupiter? Don't. Today, the giant planet is only a fraction of a degree from the blinding sun. Astronomers call such a close encounter a "solar conjunction." Human eyes can't see the event, but the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) can using a coronagraph to block the glare: image. Join SOHO for a ringside seat.

SNOW MOON: There's a full Moon tonight (Feb. 28th @ 1638 UT) and according to folklore it has a special name--the "Snow Moon."

The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in Persia, and her cousin Mordecai, who raised her as if she were his daughter. Esther was taken to the house of Ahasuerus, King of Persia, to become part of his harem. King Ahasuerus loved Esther more than his other women and made Esther queen, but the king did not know that Esther was a Jew, because Mordecai told her not to reveal her identity.

The villain of the story is Haman, an arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king. Haman hated Mordecai because Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman, so Haman plotted to destroy the Jewish people. In a speech that is all too familiar to Jews, Haman told the king, "There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your realm. Their laws are different from those of every other people's, and they do not observe the king's laws; therefore it is not befitting the king to tolerate them." Esther 3:8. The king gave the fate of the Jewish people to Haman, to do as he pleased to them. Haman planned to exterminate all of the Jews.

Will Israel strike soon to defend itself from extermination by Syria or Iran?

There was a record breaking sign on the earth as well: The 8.8 magnitude Chile earthquake one of the most intense ever measured

Monday, March 8, 2010

Death toll in Turkey earthquake reaches 57: report

ANKARA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Turkey on Monday reached 57, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Fifty-seven people had been killed by the quake, which caused the most deaths in six villages around the epicenter in the Karakocan town of the eastern province of Elazig, the newspaper quoted Karakocan mayor as saying.

The quake struck Basyurt region of Karakocan town at a depth of 5 km at 4:32 a.m. local time (0232 GMT), said the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey's Bogazici University.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jonas Bros. To Perform at Saddleback's 30th Anniversary Easter Service

From OCRegister LAKE FOREST – Mega-church pastor Rick Warren announced on Twitter that the Jonas Brothers will make a special appearance during Saddleback Church's Easter Service.
The April 4 event at Angel Stadium will celebrate the 22,000-member church's 30th anniversary.

"Kari Jobe will sing at Saddleback's Easter service at Angel Stadium (Our 30th birthday!) April 4. The Jonas Brothers too," Warren tweeted.

"This Easter will be unlike any we've had at Saddleback before, as we rejoice together for one momentous service at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. We'll have special guests, inspiring worship, and Pastor Rick will take a memorable look back at where we've been as a church, and most importantly, talk about the future," the church's Web site said.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tolle & Spiritual Directors On PBS

PBS doing it's part to usher in the universal consciousness...

From 2009: An excerpt from a rare public lecture by Eckhart Tolle and introductory and follow-up interviews with Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, who examines the Tolle phenomenon in the new PBS special ECKHART TOLLE: AWAKENING IN THE NOW...

More than 8 million books by Eckhart Tolle have been sold. The Power of Now created a minor sensation; then Oprah Winfrey chose A New Earth as her book of the month, and went on to create her first webinar based on its teachings -- more than 27 million downloads have been recorded. His books have been translated into 33 languages. So: who is Eckhart Tolle, and why are all these people so entranced by his thinking?

The new PBS special ECKHART TOLLE: AWAKENING IN THE NOW examines the phenomenon surrounding Tolle by presenting excerpts from one of his rare public lectures -- this one from Los Angeles in 2007 -- and interview segments with Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, who interprets the Tolle phenomenon from both a personal and a cultural perspective. In the Los Angeles lecture, Tolle focuses on his concepts of the "now", the role of the ego-ic mind -- a key mantra to use in everyday situations -- and other major themes of his continuing work. Flowers calls him "a world teacher... he not only teaches to the world, but he teaches from the world of all the spiritual traditions."

See the February 28, 2010 Spiritual Directors' segment and transcript here at PBS. Some excerpts:

SEVERSON: Liz Ellmann is the executive director of Spiritual Directors International, which has a worldwide membership of 7,000, a number that has been expanding rapidly.

ELLMANN: And our members are clergy, our members are rabbis, they’re Catholic priests, they’re Methodist ministers and Presbyterian ministers. They’re also lay people of all different faith traditions.

SEVERSON: The first step to what some call a personal experience of the holy, most agree, is to find a state of tranquility and silence. These two women, both spiritual directors, invited us to observe the process, or what they call “the journey.”

...SEVERSON: This retreat, over a series of Saturdays, was organized by one of the directors in Liz’s organization, Sheikh Jamal Rahman.

SHEIKH JAMAL RAHMAN (speaking to retreat group): “As we allow this to just sink within us, just end with a chant, Allahu Allah.”

SEVERSON: Sheikh Rahman is a respected scholar and teacher in the mystical branch of Islam known as Sufism. At this retreat, he is getting some help from two other spiritual directors—Don Mackenzie, a retired minister for the United Church of Christ, and Ted Falcon, a rabbi.

RABBI TED FALCON: I think more and more people are—have greater degree of awareness that the path exists within them. The institution has a tendency of protecting us from the immediacy of the spiritual encounter.

...SEVERSON: At this retreat, they are practicing prayer techniques that spiritual directors say are universal, that help clear the mind of distractions.

See related articles: Awakening The World To Oneness , The Global Interfaith Avatars .

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Israel On The Brink of War

Who will blink first in Iran's nuclear poker game? From Ha'aretz.com

Do not strike" is what the Americans are telling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Let's first try sanctions on Iran."

"Do not strike" is what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is saying to Netanyahu. "If you go crazy and go to war, it will be the end of the Zionist regime."

Netanyahu managed to convince the world that Israel is on the verge of a preemptive war to try to foil Iran's nuclear program. His speeches on a second Holocaust and Amalek, the acceleration of military preparations, the exercises on the Home Front, the distribution of gas masks and even the stockpiling of dollars by the Bank of Israel all suggest that Israel is preparing to strike Iran, as it did when it attacked the nuclear plants in Iraq and Syria.

The preparations for war give Israel unprecedented international significance. U.S. President Barack Obama, who kept his distance at the beginning of his tenure, is now airlifting senior officials to ask Netanyahu to hold back. When he wanted to deal with the Palestinian problem, Obama made do with a retiree without authority in the form of George Mitchell...

Unmasking The Church Growth Dealers

Below is a Special Edition of the Fighting for the Faith radio program that exposes the Cult-Like Hostile Takeover Tactics of Dan Southerland's Purpose-Driven Church Transtioning Seminar. The list of cult-like tactics employed by Southerland is LONG. They include:

1. Flat out lies and manipulative double speak

2. Blatant Scripture Twisting

3. New & Direct Extra Biblical Revelation and Visions from God

4. Flat out intolerance for anyone who questions or challenges these "new" Extra Biblical Revelations and Visions that are supposedly from God.

All of these cult-like tactics are exposed and discussed in this special edition of F4F. Furthermore, I cannot emphasize enough the fact that Dan Southerland's Church Transitions company has been the "go to" company used by Rick Warren's Purpose-Driven businesses to train pastors into Warren's Druckerite leadership methodologies.

Please pass this special edition of F4F along and warn the Body of Christ about these cult-like tactics employed by the Druckerites.

Click Here if you'd like to download the mp3 version of this Special Edition of Fighting for the Faith.

Editor's note: Purpose Driven's campaigns, Life's Healing Choices and Celebrate Recovery, exploit the hurts and hangups of individuals in the name of growing a user community, not healing. Nor do these programs grow Biblical Christians or a Biblical churches.

It's Official: Biblical Christians Are Pharisees

From Apprising Ministries:

In a new ebook, subtitled How Spiritual Bullies Attack The Church, Bill Slabaugh opines how apparently the church now faces “a new level of intensity when it comes to spiritual abuse and bullying.” Well, it seems Apprising Ministries is among “several national organizations, websites, newsletters, and radio broadcasts” who “have turned their sights on the church and have attacked Christian leaders and other faithful believers.”

So Slabaugh, with his “over twenty-five years of pastoral experience, is set to ride to the rescue—for $12.95 a pop—informing us:

This New Pharisaism falsely claims that New Age, Eastern mystical, and occultic practices are being introduced into most churches in America as part of the apostasy of the last days. This inflammatory and divisive material has made its way into local churches through individuals and small groups of bullies who have used it for their own selfish gain and self-promoting agenda.

The weapons of their warfare consist of destructive written material and radio broadcasts which have no true scriptural basis. They are self-appointed Pharisees who refer to themselves as: “watchmen,” “apprising ministries,” and “discerning ministries.”

These Pharisaical organizations and individuals include Ray Yungen, Dave Hunt and The Berean Call, Crosstalk America, Lighthouse Trails Research Project, MediaSpotlight, Southwest Radio Church, Apprising Ministries, and Understanding the Times. (Online source)

As we investigate this matter, and Slabaugh himself, further it would seem to be a good time for all of us to revisit the article Playing the Pharisee Card by Todd Wilken, host of the radio program Issues, Etc. Wilken begins:

I have been called a Pharisee more times than I can remember. It goes with the territory. I host a conservative Christian radio talk show. I publicly defend the teachings and practices of the historic Church. I also publicly point out false teaching and practices in the Church today. For these reasons alone, some believe that I deserve to be called a Pharisee.

But I’m not alone. Today, the label “Pharisee” is applied to many Christians just like me—perhaps you’re one of them. We are Christians who cherish God’s Word, the Church’s historic Creeds, confessions and practices. When we see the Church abandoning these things to follow the latest fads and entertainments, we lament. When we see the Gospel itself being left behind in the Church’s rush to mimic popular culture, we are grieved. And when we question the Church’s infatuation with the spirit of the age, we are labeled Pharisees. (Online source)

You can read this article by Todd Wilken in its entirety right here.


Editor's note: First, a book is written. Conferences are booked. Then, the stones begin to fly.

See related: Growing Hostility Toward Biblical Christianity...from Evangelicals

Rick Warren Throwing Stones, Again

From Better Than Sacrifice.org

Rick Warren, CEO of Saddleback Church, yesterday played the Pharisee card. He wrote:

‘It drives Pharisees nuts to watch God keep blessing ministries they ridicule & despise. God’s sovereignty is often humorous.’

What’s the Pharisee card? Good question.In my quest to become Todd Wilken’s number one fan, please allow me to direct you to his incisive article:

Playing the Pharisee Card

Now, Rick Warren’s proof of the rightness of his position (and that his opponents are wrong) seems to be based on his claim of God’s ‘blessing’. And, as CEO of Saddleback and self-proclaimed disciple of management guru Peter Drucker, he knows how to apply best 21st century management practice to his business. So, it is important for Mr. Warren to be able to quantify this blessing.

How is God’s blessing measured? Well one easy way, in Mr. Warren’s book, is by seeing how much your church grows. A numerically growing church is a blessed church. Saddleback has grown vastly over the last three decades. So, God must be blessing it. And He must approve of their theology and practice. Quod erat demonstrandum.

The only problem with this, and it is just a teensy-weeny one, is that not all growth is good growth.

Measured on the basis of numerical success, Baal-worship was doing pretty well in ancient Israel. (If you are unfamiliar with the story, now would be a good time to read 1 Kings 18.)

All but a remnant of 7,000 people had bowed the knee to Baal. Thus, the 450 prophets of Baal whom Elijah confronted must have been pretty confident of God’s favour. After all, 450–1, that’s pretty good evidence of whose side God is on, right?

At least, it must have seemed that way.

Until Elijah routed the prophets of Baal and had them all executed at Brook Kishon.

It turned out that Elijah was the one who had been listening to (and trusting in) God, after all. He was the real Prophet. The prophets of Baal? They were self-deceived impostors, false prophets with no legitimate place in God’s kingdom.

Which brings us to the question, how does Rick Warren know that God is blessing him and those ministries fashioned after his own?

This might be an appropriate point to remind ourselves of what Christ wrote to the Church of Sardis:

And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.”

“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’
—Revelation 3:1–6, NKJV

A name for being alive doesn’t cut it. Your works must be perfect before God.
Not sure that you can manage perfect works?


You can’t.

But what matters is what Jesus Christ has done for us. And He has lived a perfect life for us, died for us.

But this Gospel message, what Christ has done for us, isn’t what Mr. Warren has been emphasizing. He instead proclaims the need for a New Reformation, this time of ‘Deeds, not Creeds’. (Since this is itself a creed, there is, shall we say, a certain tinge of irony here.)

Rick Warren thus preaches a message of what we must do for Christ. This back-to-front gospel is from the world of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

But, let us consider seriously for one moment this creed of ‘Deeds, not Creeds’. What kind of deeds might God be interested in?

After he fed the five thousand, some of the people came to Jesus and asked exactly this question:
Then they said to Him, ‘What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?’

Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.’ Therefore they said to Him, ‘What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”’

Then Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’

Then they said to Him, ‘Lord, give us this bread always.’

And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.’

‘This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.’
—John 6:28–40, NKJV

Jesus’ message sounds remarkably like ‘Creeds, not Deeds’. What you believe about Him is everything. What you do? Well, not so much. (Which isn’t to say that what we do isn’t important. But the good works that we do are a fruit of the gospel, not the gospel itself. Never confuse the two.)

Are you believing and trusting in Christ? Yes? Then you ‘have everlasting life’, and He will raise you up ‘at the last day’.

The work that God would have you do is to believe in His Son. To trust in Him for the forgiveness of your sins. To trust in His perfect, righteous life put to your account. His death in your place for your sins. You give God glory by believing in His glorious Son.

The problem with Mr. Warren’s doctrine of ‘Deeds, not Creeds’ is thus obvious: it directly contradicts what Jesus taught.

This is why many Online Discernment Ministries (ODMs) and have for years been questioning Mr. Warren’s doctrine and practice. And perhaps, just perhaps, they might now be getting a little under his skin.

One of the two tweets Mr. Warren made immediately prior to playing the Pharisee card was:
“Father,thank u for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise&clever,&revealing it to the CHILDLIKE” Mt11:25

Doesn’t he sound somewhat defensive? I pray that the Holy Spirit troubles his conscience. May the Lord have mercy upon him and grant him repentance and faith in Christ for the forgiveness of all his sin, including his false gospel.

Finally, here is the other tweet that he made before playing the Pharisee card:
It takes ALL kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. If Jesus is honored & lives transformed, I like how you do it!

It is encouraging that Mr. Warren appreciates the value of all kinds of churches.
Except, of course, those that call him out on his unsound doctrine and practice. No, they’re simply full of Pharisees. Aren’t they?

For over two years, I have refrained from naming names and making negative posts on this blog. This article marks a shift from that policy.

Why the change?

Because Rick Warren and his Leadership Network partners are responsible for immense damage to the Body of Christ.

And now, rather than respond to his critics with a Biblical defence of his position, he has resorted to the playground tactic of name-calling. The gospel is too important for this to go unchallenged. People’s eternal destinies are at stake.

Mr. Warren, enough is enough. If you are unable or unwilling to present an exegetically sound Biblical defence for your doctrine and practice, may the Lord rebuke you and grant you repentance.

See more stone throwing by "Commercial Christian" Rick Warren at resisters of the Purpose Driven church growth model.

See what one church member experienced at the hand of a church staff driven by pulpit envy.

The Prophetic Implications of Current Mideast Events

From Bill Salus' Prophecy Depot: There is a brand new boldness developing in the Middle East. A.B.C. News / International reports, Missiles are on the Menu, alluding to the 2/26/2010 Damascus meeting between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.

With war pacts already in hand, these three Muslim leaders flex their Middle East muscles in an undeniable display of political and military unity. Meanwhile, millions of gas masks are about to be distributed throughout the Jewish State. It is a somber day for Israelis as they stand on the sidelines fearing these leaders plot to “wipe Israel off of the map!”

Is 'Pandora's Box" about to open unleashing a flurry of Bible prophecies? If so, how might they play out on the world scene? Click here to find out what's on my prophetic radar screen presently...

NASA: Quake May Have Shifted Earth's Axis

RED ORBIT: The February 27 earthquake that rocked Chile and killed more than 700 people possibly shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened our day ever so slightly, a scientist with NASA told Bloomberg.

Earthquakes have the potential to shift hundreds of miles of rock by several meters, which can disrupt the planet and change the distribution of its mass. The Earth’s rotation is affected by these changes, according to geophysicist Richard Gross of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Gross used a computer model to calculate the effects.

“The length of the day should have gotten shorter by 1.26 microseconds (millionths of a second),” Gross told Bloomberg in an email. “The axis about which the Earth’s mass is balanced should have moved by 3 inches.”